Category Archives: reptiles

Reader’s wildlife photos

by Greg Mayer A corespondent from Florida sends the following photos from Fort Myers. First up, a giant or marine or cane toad (Bufo marinus) that is living under a beehive. In this first photo, you can see that the variegated coloring is fairly cryptic against the leaf litter background. Getting a little closer, a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos of animals, all from diverse groups, come from David Campbell, who relates a scary mallard story too—though it turns out all right. David’s captions and tales are indented: Another batch of photographs.  The duck narrative has a happy ending although I didn’t expect one when it happened. Mantispid (Dicromantispa interrupta). Convergent evolution at […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some lovely photos from Florida taken by David Campbell, whose notes are indented. And kudos to David for fighting for evolution in the South! A few for the hopper from a long time reader in northeast Florida.  I am twice retired, once from the Navy and once from teaching high school biology […]

The best religion + animal joke ever

Well, I find it hilarious: After the Flood, Noah opens up the Ark and lets all the animals out, telling them, “Go forth and multiply.” As he’s closing the great doors of the boat, he notices that there are two snakes sitting in a dark corner. So he says to them, “Didn’t you hear me? […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have photos form two readers today. First, Saloni Rose is back after recovering from a bout of dengue. She has a lovely and dextrous bird for us; her notes are indented: My father and I went birdwatching in the rice fields outside the township of Rawabhata (Rajasthan, India). It had rained a few days […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some underwater photos today, pictures taken by reader Peter Klaver. His descriptions are indented, and note that there are several of his movies linked to the text. Last month two friends and I had a week of diving in the Red Sea. The underwater life there is simply stunning. The highlight of the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a first-time poster today, Rob Knell, an evolutionary ecologist from Queen Mary University of London. His research page is here, and his “favourite animal photos” page is here.  Today we have some of his favourites. His captions are indented: I’m fortunate enough to have taught field courses in both Borneo and South Africa […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have photos of diverse insects (plus one reptile and one arachnid) from Mark Sturtevant. His notes and IDs are indented. These are all from June of the summer of 2018. First up is a horsefly that kept buzzing my car. It had dozens of pollen grains on its body and on its lovely […]

Here’s the gecko!

I’m sure you spootted the Gold dust day gecko earlier today. I’ll reproduce the original photo, and then give a three-part reveal showing this lovely animal. There it is—at about 2 o’clock. More pictures of this wonderful creature:    

Spot the Gold dust day gecko

At our wonderful accommodation in Hilo, the Dolphin Bay Hotel, there are free fruits from the garden laid out for ad lib consumption. Today there was a stalk of bananas and a pile of ripe papaya, but among the papayas lurked a cute reptile. Can you spot the Gold dust day gecko (Phelsuma laticauda), also […]